Sometimes the schedules we keep can be exhausting. The need for a good night’s sleep is important to our health and affects our ability to function efficiently each day. If you feel that you are not rested despite a sufficient amount of time spent sleeping, you might want to consider that you could have obstructive sleep apnea. With this disorder, a person sleeping will repeatedly stop breathing for brief periods. Besides not feeling rested, other troublesome symptoms may tip you off that you need to be evaluated. Loud snoring is a major sign of this sleep disorder. If you have a partner, they may hear you actually stop breathing and then gasp or choke when breathing is resumed; or you may find yourself awakened at these times. If you have these signs along with a dry mouth or throat when you wake up, high blood pressure despite other lifestyle compliances, or frequent morning headaches, it is advisable to seek the advice of your medical professional. In Longview, Texas, Dr. Clint Bruyere can assist you in the pursuit of answers and treatment for these needs.
The first step is to have the sleep disorder diagnosed. Dr. Bruyere’s dental office can assist you in having a sleep study scheduled where documentation of your sleeping patterns will confirm if you indeed have OSA. Should this be the case, treatment can begin immediately to set you on a healthier path. Many people do not see the point in having a diagnosis made because they are under the impression that the only treatment is a bulky, noisy, and uncomfortable CPAP machine – and they don’t intend to use one. While the CPAP is effective for many in the treatment of this disorder, others find it difficult to comply with its use. However, don’t miss the benefits of restful and restorative sleep because there are alternatives that are more acceptable.
Call to schedule a consultation today and find out about the best treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnea. It can change your life simply and easily. Upon diagnosis, you can be treated using oral appliance therapy with a device customized just for you. Don’t suffer any longer. Improve your sleep, your health, and your productivity by making a change with the help of Dr. Clint Bruyere today.